Minoso was the Rookie of the Year runner-up to Gil McDougald. He had better numbers in every offensive category except home runs. McDougald had 14 Minoso had 10. In fact Minoso led the league in triples and stolen bases. Minoso also finished 4th in MVP voting McDougald finished 9th behind 3 Yankee teammates. Minoso was also selected to the All Star team, McDougald was not.